OR Fire Department Makes Use of Fire Prevention Icon

05/19/2003
Bears are springing up all across central Oregon. Not black bears,or grizzlies, but Smokey Bears -- fire preventin' bears.Gary Marshall, fire marshal for the City of Bend Fire Department became responsible for this current outbreak of Smokeys two years ago. "When the city moved into its new fire stations, it wanted good-looking fire danger signs that would add to the design of the stations."The city's fire stations are structures that employ huge timbers, native stone, sweeping expanses of glass, and acres of steeply pitched metal roofing. They're buildings that look like they belong in the deep woods, someplace that gets a lot of snow and lots of wildfires-someplace like Bend, Oregon."So...

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